Paul Walker dead at 40: ‘Fast and Furious’ star killed in fiery car crash
Clarita,California (CNN) –Actor Paul Walker,who shot to fame as star of the high octane street racing franchise “Fast & Furious,” died Saturday in a car crash in Southern California. He was 40.
Walker’s publicist Ame van Iden confirmed his
death, but said she could not elaborate beyond
statements posted on Walker’s official Twitter
and Facebook accounts.
Walker was a passenger in a friend’s car and
both were attending a charity event for his
organization, Reach Out Worldwide, in the
community of Valencia in Santa Clarita, about
30 miles north of Hollywood.
The website for the charity said the Saturday
event was intended to benefit victims of
Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
The crash took place about 3:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m.
ET), about 300 yards from the office park where
the event was held.
The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, citing a sheriff’s
deputy at the scene, said a red Porsche
appeared to have lost control.
Deputies arrived at the scene to find a vehicle
on fire, the sheriff’s department said in a
Once fire crews put the flames out, they found
two occupants, both of whom were
pronounced dead at the scene.
Saturday evening, all that remained was the
burnt mangled metal of the car and a light pole
that had been knocked down.
Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of
the Porsche that crashed in Valencia, Calif.,
A sheriff’s deputy at the scene of a crash in
Valencia, Calif., where Paul Walker and
another person were killed when a Porsche
Crash site: Sheriff deputies work near the
wreckage of the Porsche sports car that
crashed into a pole on Hercules Street near
Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia on
Saturday. Photo: AP
Horror crash: First responders gather
evidence near the wreckage of a Porsche
sports car that crashed into a light pole on
Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway
in Valencia on Saturday, November 30,
killing actor Paul Walker
A Porsche GT like the one Paul Walker was
riding in California when he died Saturday,
according to TMZ.